Terms, Conditions and Benefits


This post will be a permanent appointment.

The salary for this post is set within the Senior Civil Service (SCS) Pay band 2 range. Being mindful of the scrutiny on public sector pay, external candidates should expect their salary on appointment to be £140,000 per annum.

Existing Civil Servants will be appointed in line with the normal Civil Service pay rules.

There is a choice of excellent pension schemes. More information about pension provisions can be found at www.civilservice.gov.uk/pensions

Flexible Working

We would welcome applications for flexible working patterns including job-share arrangements.

Leave allowances

25 days' paid leave per annum rising to 30 days after five years’ service. In addition, full-time staff receive 8 public holidays and the Queen’s Birthday privilege day as well as competitive parental leave and adoption leave.


The postholder will be based at The White Chapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 8QS.

Relocation Costs

No relocation costs will be available.

Equality and Diversity

Cabinet Office is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all staff. We will not discriminate on grounds of gender, gender identity, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, those with caring responsibilities, part time workers or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work.

We encourage a diverse workforce and aim to provide a working environment where all staff at all levels are valued and respected, and where discrimination, bullying, promotion of negative stereotyping and harassment are not tolerated.

Assessment for recruitment, selection, appraisal, training and career progression purposes is based both on the individual’s ability and suitability for the work.

We are committed to providing all staff with opportunities to maximise their skills and achieve their potential, offering flexible working arrangements wherever possible. As a public body, we have statutory duties placed on us that require us to promote equality of opportunity and eliminate unlawful discrimination. We expect all staff to assist the department in meeting these obligations. All staff should have due regard for the need to promote good relations between individuals from different groups and work towards achieving equality of opportunity for all.

Civil Service Code

All civil servants are subject to the provisions of the Civil Service Code (see annex A) which details the Civil Service values, standards of behaviour and rights and responsibilities.


The Cabinet Office’s recruitment processes are underpinned by the principle of selection for appointment on merit on the basis of fair and open competition as outlined in the Civil Service Commission Recruitment Principles details of which can be found here.

The Civil Service Commission has two key functions.

  • To maintain the principle of selection for appointment to the Civil Service on merit on the basis of fair and open competition. For the most senior posts in the Civil Service, the Commission discharges its responsibilities directly by overseeing the recruitment process and by a Commissioner chairing the selection panel.
  • To promote an understanding of the Civil Service Code which sets out the constitutional framework in which all civil servants work and the values they are expected to uphold, and to hear and determine appeals made under it.

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Principles and you wish to make a complaint, please email scsrecruitment@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive you can contact the Office of the Civil Service Commission.

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